The Living Harmony of the Anthroposophical Society, the School for Spiritual Science, and the Fields of Life as a Formative Task

Dear members,
We would like to extend a warm invitation to the 2014 annual conference of the General Anthroposophical Society. The conference will be held at the Goetheanum in Dornach (Switzerland) on April 11–13, 2014. During the past two years we in the Goetheanum Leadership have been considering the question of a stronger connection linking the Anthroposophical Society, the School for Spiritual Science, and the various fields of life. A variety of projects represent a way to bring this work to initial expression; we would like to discuss them with you. Within the Society and the School we are interested in taking up the challenges of our age as they emerge in the different fields of life. The theme for the year formulates this challenge in connection with the being of Michael and in the sense of an ideal and a goal for the future. The task we have undertaken requires that we place the issue of individual self-knowledge into a context that serves what the world needs. The program is as follows:

Friday, April 11  
11:00 a.m. Pre-meeting for interested members:
  “The Situation of Anthroposophy and the Anthroposophical Society in the World”: Open plenum to prepare the annual conference with participants in the Group Leader and Country Councils’ Meeting (including the General Secretaries)
  (membership card required)
2:00 p.m. Opening of booths, exhibition, projects and initiatives. Focus: Sections at the Goetheanum and construction plans
3:00–4:15 p.m. Welcome to the annual conference
                                         Initiatives:
  Constanza Kaliks: “The I knows itself”— In the Light of Michaelic World Affirmation
  Thomas Breitkreuz: The Future of Medicine?
  Bernd Ruf: Emergency Pedagogy in Crisis Areas—Growing Tasks
  Michael Mösch: Anthroposophy in Brazil
4:15–5:00 p.m. Coffee Break (during every break: Initiative forum on the ground floor)
5:00–6:30 p.m. Plenum: First Reading of motions for the annual general meeting
6:30–8:00 p.m. Evening break
8:00–9:30 p.m. Plenum: Tasks for the Goetheanum in the light of Michaelic world affirmation
  Discussion
   
Saturday, April 12  
9:00–10:30 a.m. Annual general meeting of the General
  Anthroposophical Society Reports from the Executive Council
  Discussion
10:30–11:15 a.m. Coffee break
11:15–12:45 p.m. Working groups on specific issues for our time and for the Society
12:45–3:00 p.m. Midday break
3:00–4:30 p.m. Continuation of annual general meeting
4:30–5:00 p.m. Coffee break
5:00–6:30 p.m. Continuation of annual general meeting
6:30–8:00 p.m. Evening break
8:00–9:30 p.m. Remembrance of the dead with talks by Johannes Kühl and others
   
Sunday, April 13  
9:00–10:30 a.m. Plenum: Reports on initiatives and discussion of tasks for the Anthroposophical Society in the light of Michaelic world affirmation
10:30–11:15 a.m. Coffee break
11:15–12:30 p.m. Plenum:
  Initiatives from around the world
  Artistic closing

Simultaneous translation into English and French will be available.
We would like to note that the annual conference and the annual general meeting is open only to members of the General Anthroposophical Society upon presentation of the pink membership card.
The ongoing remodeling of the stage makes the Great Hall unavailable for the annual conference and annual general meeting. This limits the number of seats. We request that you register so that we can see whether transmission to a second room will become necessary. Registration: Goetheanum, Jahrestagung, Postfach, 4143 Dornach, Schweiz; tickets@goetheanum.ch.

We look forward to seeing you at this annual conference! | Goetheanum Leadership: Oliver Conradt, Jean-Michel Florin, Michaela Glöckler, Christiane Haid, Ueli Hurter, Constanza Kaliks, Johannes Kühl, Paul Mackay, Florian Osswald, Bodo von
Plato, Claus-Peter Röh, Marianne Schubert, Virginia Sease, Joan Sleigh, Margrethe Solstad, Justus Wittich and Seija Zimmermann